Director, Educational Partnerships & Programs/Guided Pathways

Job Details

Classification Title:

Director, Educational Partnerships and Programs

Job Title:

Director, Educational Partnerships & Programs/Guided Pathways

Position Number:

FCM939

Location:

Fullerton College

Department:

FC Library, Learning Resources and Instructional Support Programs & Services

Percentage of Employment :

100%

Months of Employment :

12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. The District is renowned as one of the best two-year college districts in California. Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California, the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) serves approximately 78,000 students annually at three institutions: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education. Students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, a baccalaureate degree, career education certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning is also possible in continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of career education training and self-developed courses. The District’s geographic boundaries encompass 155 square miles, taking in most of north Orange County and a small portion of Los Angeles County. The District’s service area includes 18 cities and communities and 16 school districts. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people. The student population demographics, District-wide are: Latinx 47.2%; Asian 17.9%; White 16.5%; African American 2.6%; Multi-Ethnicity 2.6%; Pacific Islander 0.3%; and American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%. The District is part of a regional higher education community that includes the California State University campuses at Fullerton and Long Beach, the University of California Irvine, and the Chapman University system.

We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3.2% African American, and 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2019, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.

Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.

The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at www.fullcoll.edu .

This position will provide strategic leadership for the newly created Guided Pathways Office. The Guided Pathways Office is housed in the Library/Learning Resources, Instructional Support Programs and Services division, and it supports a variety of Guided Pathways-related activities, programs, and initiatives. Guided Pathways began as a grant through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office as a part of their equity work and Vision for Success initiative. It has now been adopted and institutionalized at Fullerton College.

What We Offer::

  • 100% employee medical premium coverage and a contribution toward dependent coverage
  • Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion
  • Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
  • $50,000 life insurance benefit
  • Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
  • Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
  • Abundant Professional Development opportunities
  • 18 paid holidays + Paid vacation
  • Cumulative sick leave
  • Summer schedule (exceptions apply)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
  • Progressive and innovative culture
  • Opportunity to participate in various Faculty & Staff Associations

Primary Purpose:

Under the direction of a college Vice President or designated Dean, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the functions and activities of educational pathways, partnerships, and programs.

POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED

Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description:

Perform varied and responsible duties in the development, organization and administration of specific college educational pathways, programs, and partnerships, focused on ensuring student success and retention in specific areas such as: dual enrollment, high school and university partnerships, discipline-specific pathway programs, and other educational pathways and programs as assigned.

Plan, develop, and implement programs and services for targeted student communities.

Develop, in collaboration with faculty, staff, and educational partners, the learning support needs of students within specific educational pathways; provide leadership in implementing innovative services, including current technology-based programs with appropriate equipment and software, materials, and communication modes.

Promote and facilitate the growth, development, marketing, and administration of specific pathway programs, including the development of materials, making presentations, initiating formal agreements with partnership programs, and responding to constituents in a timely manner.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitor and control budget expenditures; direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records, and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.

Determine appropriate equipment and supplies for programs and services in accordance with established policies.

Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services through various mechanisms, including but not limited to the Office of Institutional Research, and make adjustments as needed.

Formulate and develop goals, objectives, policies and procedures to enhance support services within the educational pathway.

Plan, organize and arrange appropriate training, staff development programs, and growth activities for assigned staff; provide orientation for new employees.

Organize, attend or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serve on internal and external committees and special projects as assigned; active in developing successful partnerships to support the assigned pathway and program; coordinate programs and services as appropriate with internal District and college personnel, and outside partnership institutions.

Plan, create, and facilitate outreach activities and serve as a liaison with other community agencies and institutions, including K12 partners, four-year institutions, industry, and employers that serve, influence, support or align with the specific pathway or program to promote program enrollment and effectiveness.

Administer and direct various phases and operations of the onboarding process, matriculation, transfer, and/or internship process as required; evaluate effectiveness of all onboarding processes to improve or facilitate procedures.

Monitor, track, and assess students participating within the educational pathway and/or partnership, and maintain all records; reports on participating student success, retention, and outcomes.

Work cooperatively with supervisor, faculty and staff to coordinate programs and services to meet student needs, and to help resolve conflicts and issues.

Train, supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of personnel as assigned; participate in selection and hiring processes.

Foster a positive and collaborative culture that relies on data-driven decision-making and timely communication with other departments.

Prepare and apply for grant funding; manage and oversee grant budgets; prepare grant reports, as needed.

Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Working Relationships:

The Director, Educational Partnerships and Programs maintains frequent contact with college and District administrators, faculty, staff, and external agencies and institutions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of a shared governance model in an educational setting

Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and grievance processes

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to administer complex budgets in a cost effective manner

Ability to conduct research projects, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing with internal and external diverse constituencies

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:

Possession of a Master’s degree in a discipline related to curriculum areas supported by educational pathway, partnership and programs within this position’s oversight.

Administrative or leadership experience demonstrating increasingly responsible supervisory duties.

Experience in the management, coordination, or leadership of an educational pathway or program.

Experience managing community, educational and/or pathway partnerships.

Knowledge of current trends in student skill development, student support needs, and student communication and retention techniques.

Familiarity with data collection, statistical analyses and preparation of formal reports.

Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.

High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.

High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and/or implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts for students and/or employees.

Working Conditions:

Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting or standing for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); requires some off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range:

$109,268 - $138,255 Annually

Posting Number:

2015151P

Open Date:

05/17/2022

Close Date:

06/29/2022

Special Instructions Summary:

Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.
The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19 .
Work Schedule: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District employees are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week until further notice. Number of in-person days may vary by position/department. Questions regarding the work schedule may be discussed with Hiring Manager if selected as an interview candidate.
This position is grant funded and exists based on the availability of funds. Employment is contingent upon the continuous availability of funds.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit https://www.nocccd.edu/files/7120-10apreviseddcc-08-24-15-_93551.pdf to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at https://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualificationsfor information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Organization

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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